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Poster: ndaymusic Date: Jan 1, 2017 2:29pm
Forum: etree Subject: Tracks uploaded alphabetically


I just uploaded a Foster's Kids show but I must have done something wrong. The tracks uploaded alphabetically rather than by track order. When I change the metadata, no change is made. Can you help?

The show page is

The correct order of the tracks are the following:

Drowning Without Love
Ouija Board
Short People
Make Me Down A Pallet
Freight Train
Kingston Kuties
Easy Way
Don't Stop Believing
Franklin's Daughter
The Bug*
Helplessly Hoping*
More Time*
Chocolate Kind*
Tobacco Row
What Can I Do

Let me know where I went wrong so I can avoid doing this error again. Thanks!

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Poster: vanark Date: Jan 1, 2017 7:11pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Tracks uploaded alphabetically

Yes, you have hit upon the problem. Tracks are displayed in alphabetical order by the file name. Changing the metadata will not change the order of the tracks.

The best way to resolve this is to rename the files and prepend the track number to the beginning of the file name. You only need to rename the FLAC files. Make sure to use two digits - 01, not just 1. For example, 01_Lullabye.flac.

To change the file names, click the Edit link under the microphone on the left side. On the next page, select, Change the files. In the file manager window, rename the FLAC files.

Hope that helps. If not, email us at etree at archive dot org.